Category Archives: Mason CIty

Grow All the More

Grow All the More
Another beautiful day arrived in spite of it being a chilly 50 degrees early this morning.  We'll all be starting to see more dew covering rooftops and lawns which tells us the soil is warmer than the night-time air above.  I'm continuing to be hopeful I can get all my little outdoor projects done before the hard freeze arrives.Without a doub … continue reading

Blooming Hoya

Blooming Hoya
I do hope we don't get pounded with severe storms along with the amount of rain that's been predicted.  Since I was on 4th St. NE, I figured I'd cut thru East Park to get to Virginia this afternoon.  Oh Mercy!  The water level of Willow Creek is already high, and if we do get the rain predicted, we're going to get flooding again.  This is start … continue reading

Exterior Color

Exterior Color
It came as no surprise to find in hot and humid today.  My thermometer was registering in the low to mid 80's.  As we all know, when the humidity is high, it feels all the more uncomfortable.  I'm hoping any visitors we have here aren't thinking every summer in North Iowa is like this.I was visiting with a client of mine today who recently r … continue reading

This Last Day

This Last Day
I'm happy my week finished out on a number of positive notes which counter-balanced things that happened this week which nearly caused me to go out and spit three times as they do to ward off evil in a few of our sub-cultures.  While writing this, I thought of another saying which goes, "If you get angry with someone, just count to four, but when … continue reading

321 S. Carolina Ave.

321 S. Carolina Ave.
If I didn't know any better I'd swear today was a repeat of a Monday after a three day weekend.  I'm certainly happy for the business, but there were a few of those annoying little circumstances, yet still managed to sail thru the day and that's all that matters.We certainly had a wicked storm last evening.  I know we received hail, but I don … continue reading

Educated into Gold

Educated into Gold
I'm still wondering where this week went.  I know I was busy, but to the point of waking up this morning in disbelief that it was Friday, was an unusual happening.  I suppose if I went and looked back at my calendar, the memories would be resurrected, but doubtful I would because it was a roller-coaster I'll not want to ride again any time soon. … continue reading

Come Set a Spell

Come Set a Spell
At least half of my day was spent working on two files which consisted of the potential sale of a home which did happen today, and the other being a closing that's coming up next week.  The two of them needed all the more work than normal due to the complexity and number of people involved.  I again reminded myself that too many cooks spoil the s … continue reading

Laughing all the Way

Laughing all the Way
It looks like Fall is around the corner with the leaves already beginning to turn yellow.  I was being a little vocal with one of the people Downtown over the exceptionally poor choice of trees that were planted along with the pavers used on the Streetscape Project.  First of all, Locust trees would have been my very last choice for curbside plan … continue reading

146 – 12th St. NW

146 – 12th St. NW
It was another creepy early morning with the heavy fog moving around the low lying areas.  I can't remember seeing it so thick during this time of year.  It actually reminded me of something one would see in a Dracula movie.  Thinking it wasn't going to be as hot as predicted, I was proven wrong when I noticed the outside temp being 92 while dri … continue reading

Fake News

Fake News
The dew was very heavy this morning which didn't surprise me considering how humid it was yesterday.  While on the phone this morning with a client, the subject of the amount of rain we've had so far this year came up in conversation.  I'm not sure if any of you remember a Fall a number of years ago when we had a torrential rain before the corn w … continue reading